Nemo Plus Juris Ad Alium Transferre Potest Quam Ipse Habet Law and Legal Definition

Nemo plus juris ad alium transferre potest quam ipse habet is a Latin phrase meaning ‘no one can transfer a greater right than he himself has’. The purchaser of a stolen good from a thief will not acquire a title to that property. The person purchasing from such a person has no right over the property, when compared with the real owner. Purchaser will not acquire title because s/he purchased the property from a person who has no title to the property. However, persons who have obtained property lawfully can provide better title than himself to the purchaser. In such cases, the possessor's title will be of an agent.